Aqueous/Vitreous Humor Replacement Media, Silicone Oil
Definition : Vitreous humor replacement media composed of highly-purified, sterile liquid silicone oil. The purified silicone oil with specific gravity, refractive index, and surface tension characteristics is appropriate for use as a temporary vitreous media replacement. One dose is supplied in a sterile disposable vial or syringe. It is injected into the cavity after the vitreous gel is withdrawn and it is usually removed after a few months. Silicone oil replacement media is mainly used in the treatment of retinal detachments.
Entry Terms : "Silicone Oil"
UMDC code : 23965